Posted in August 2009

Why Europe No Longer Trusts America

In February, President Obama sent a secret letter to Russian President Medvedev that he would back off deploying a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe if Moscow would help stop Iran from developing long-range weapons. The original plan was to build a high-tech radar facility in the Czech Republic and deploy 10 interceptor missiles … Continue reading

Obama’s Summer of Discontent

The politics of charisma is so Third World. Americans were never going to buy into it for long By Fouad Ajami – Wall Street Journal So we are to have a French health-care system without a French tradition of political protest. It is odd that American liberalism, in a veritable state of insurrection during the … Continue reading

Dirty Money

Dems return Nemazee contributions By: Kenneth P. Vogel – Politico August 26, 2009 Vice President Joe Biden, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday evening they plan to return or donate to charity campaign contributions from Democratic financier Hassan Nemazee, who was arrested and … Continue reading

Chinese Cars for US

China’s BYD E6 is a 5 seater. Top speed 100 mph. Lithium-ion, iron phosphate battery pack located under the rear passenger seat. Range per charge expected to be 186 miles. Projected battery life is 373,000 miles. BYD Finalizing Plan to Sell Electric Car in U.S. Next Year By Norihiko Shirouzu – Wall Street Journal August … Continue reading

The Doping of America

ObamaCare’s Medical Marijuana By Rachel Ehrenfeld – Forbes.com George Soros must be thrilled. Two hundred days into the Obama administration, and 16 years after Soros began his advocacy for drug legalization and promoting “medical marijuana,” the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is venturing into the distribution and production of marijuana cigarettes. According to the … Continue reading

Incompetent Panetta Jeopardizing U.S. Security

Spy Agency Fiasco by Joseph Finder-The Daily Beast CIA Director Leon Panetta’s emergency testimony to Congress about an illegal assassination program has set off a crisis at the spy agency. The Daily Beast’s Joseph Finder exclusively reports that: • The secret assassination ‘program’ wasn’t much more than a PowerPoint presentation, a task force and a … Continue reading

The Last Protester

What happened to the antiwar movement? Cindy Sheehan hits ‘hypocrisy’ of Left, Democratic allies By Byron York-Washington Examiner 08/18/09 After my column, “For the left, war without Bush is not war at all,” appeared Tuesday, I got a note from Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war activist who was the subject of so much press coverage when … Continue reading

U.S. Energy Policy

White House Commits $2 billion in loans for offshore drilling to Brazil Since January, our Dear Leader with the support of Pelosi and Reid, have banned offshore drilling – anywhere along the U.S., they have scrapped our oil and gas leases in UTah and introduced a bill to permanently prohibit drilling in the ANWR in … Continue reading

Our Non-Energy Policy

The Failures Of Alternative Energy It was a bad sign when T Boone Pickens gave up, at least partially, on building a  mammoth wind farm in Texas. The process was not only going to be expensive; the ability to get the energy from the windmills to large population centers would be complicated by flaws in … Continue reading